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Japan ready to expand virus restrictions as infections surge

Japan ready to expand virus restrictions as infections surge

People wearing protective masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk along a pedestrian crossing Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, in Tokyo. Japan’s government is preparing social restrictions in Tokyo and other regions as the omicron variant of the coronavirus infects more people. Credit: AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko Japan’s government is preparing social restrictions in …

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No vaccine? No cafe, according to new French virus law

No vaccine? No cafe, according to new French virus law

Parliament members attend a session of questions to the Government at the French National Assembly in Paris, Jan. 4, 2022. France’s parliament is voting Sunday on a bill that would exclude unvaccinated people from restaurants, movie theaters, sports arenas and other venues, the central measure of government efforts to protect hospitals amid record numbers of …

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Daily virus cases in Russia double as omicron spreads

Daily virus cases in Russia double as omicron spreads

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Russian authorities on Monday reported a sharp spike in new coronavirus cases, apparently driven by the rapid spread of the omicron variant health officials warned about last week. The country’s state coronavirus task force registered 30,726 new infections over the last 24 hours, which is twice as many as 15,830 just …

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China virus cases highest in nearly two years, weeks before Olympics

China virus cases highest in nearly two years, weeks before Olympics

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The number of COVID-19 cases in China reached its highest level since March 2020 on Monday, as Beijing races to smother outbreaks just three weeks before hosting the Winter Olympics. China, where the virus first emerged in late 2019, has stuck to a strict policy of targeting zero COVID cases even …

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Stronger evidence linking virus to multiple sclerosis

Stronger evidence linking virus to multiple sclerosis

This image provided by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows an illustration of the outer coating of the Epstein-Barr virus, one of the world’s most common viruses. New research is showing stronger evidence that Epstein-Barr infection could set some people on the path to later developing multiple sclerosis. Credit: U.S. Department of Health …

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Website for free virus tests is coming. How will it work?

Website for free virus tests is coming. How will it work?

President Joe Biden, accompanied by FEMA administrator Deanne Criswell, speaks about the government’s COVID-19 response, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. Credit: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Under criticism after weeks of shortages, President Joe Biden’s administration is working to make …

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Multiple sclerosis may be caused by infection with the Epstein-Barr virus

Multiple sclerosis may be caused by infection with the Epstein-Barr virus

Multiple sclerosis (MS), a progressive disease that affects 2.8 million people worldwide and for which there is no definitive cure, is likely caused by infection with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), according to a study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers. Their findings were published online in Science on January 13, 2022. …

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Russia sees sharp rise in virus cases amid new surge fears

Russia sees sharp rise in virus cases amid new surge fears

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Russia on Thursday recorded a sharp increase in coronavirus cases amid warnings by government officials that another surge in infections driven by the highly contagious omicron variant could be on its way. Russia’s state coronavirus task force reported 21,155 new contagions on Thursday, 18% more than the previous day and 33% …

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Epstein-Barr virus may be leading cause of multiple sclerosis

Epstein-Barr virus may be leading cause of multiple sclerosis

Demyelination by MS. The CD68 colored tissue shows several macrophages in the area of the lesion. Original scale 1:100. Credit: Marvin 101/Wikipedia Multiple sclerosis (MS), a progressive disease that affects 2.8 million people worldwide and for which there is no definitive cure, is likely caused by infection with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), according to a …

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Preliminary research suggests SARS-CoV-2 virus less infectious within five minutes of exposure to air

Preliminary research suggests SARS-CoV-2 virus less infectious within five minutes of exposure to air

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain In a study that has not yet been peer-reviewed or accepted for publication, researchers at Bristol University in the U.K. have found evidence that suggests the SARS-CoV-2 virus becomes less infectious within five minutes of exposure to air. The team has published a paper on the pre-print server MedRxiv describing tests …

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